Qualia Resort

Qualia Resort on Hamilton Island Australia
A pool at the Qualia Resort in Queensland, Australia
A sun deck at the Qualia Resort in Queensland, Australia
A sitting room at the Qualia Resort in Queensland, Australia
A bedroom at the Qualia Resort in Queensland, Australia
Qualia Resort on Hamilton Island Australia
A pool at the Qualia Resort in Queensland, Australia
A sun deck at the Qualia Resort in Queensland, Australia
A sitting room at the Qualia Resort in Queensland, Australia
A bedroom at the Qualia Resort in Queensland, Australia
Qualia Resort on Hamilton Island AustraliaA pool at the Qualia Resort in Queensland, AustraliaA sun deck at the Qualia Resort in Queensland, AustraliaA sitting room at the Qualia Resort in Queensland, AustraliaA bedroom at the Qualia Resort in Queensland, Australia

Expensive? Perhaps. Remote? Definitely. The best in the world? Absolutely, at least according to Conde Nast travellers who voted Qualia the ultimate escape of Australia and in the world.

By JAY KAY
Highlights
Features
Location
  • Built on Hamilton Island amidst the most amazing marina park – The Whitsundays – Qualia truly merits the tag of “a privileged location”. Words in this instance fail to describe the pristine nature of 70 or so islands scattered in the mesmerisingly turquoise sea.

    Perfection doesn’t come cheap and at Qualia you can expect a nightly rate of AU$975. In return, you’ll get the sun sinking down into the sea every night, best observed from the private sundeck of your glass walled contemporary pavilion. An alternative view point could be your own uber-lux bathroom or the freestanding bath.

    If you spend a tad more, your suite expands to include a separate living room and, in addition to your private deck, a plunge pool from which to enjoy the views of the Coral Sea and the Whitsundays.

    In terms of relaxation and entertainment, Qualia has designed a myriad of unique experiences (some of which are complimentary) to occupy your mind, body and soul, which also happens to be the case for the hotel’s amazing spa.

    Good to Know

    No matter which room you pick, breakfast, non-alcoholic drinks, chauffeur services, airport/marina transfers and a golf buggy to get around the island is part of your deal.

    Aside the 60 pavilions Qualia also offers a secluded, truly indulgent beach house for the two of you and perhaps another couple.

  • Accommodation

    60 pavilions and a beach house – Leeward (south-west facing) and Windward (north facing) Pavilions and Beach House (suitable for 4).

    Top rooms – Windward Pavilions 5, 6 and 7 for their uninterrupted views of the Great Barrier Reef.

    Prices start from AU$945 a night including breakfast, non-alcoholic drinks, chauffeur services, airport/marina transfers and a golf buggy to get around the island is part of your deal.

    Eat & Drink

    Eating at Qualia is inspired by its immediate scenery. Expect light refreshing dishes served in the horizon edged Long Pavilion. For a more informal (using this term loosely) culinary experience, head for Pebble Beach where you can enjoy Australian classics on over-the-water set balcony.

    Both restaurants have a bar lounge with an enviable wine list, signature cocktails and some interesting single malts.

    Activities

    Anything your heart desires and many are complimentary. Given the resort location, many experience evolve around the water of the Whitsundays – diving, sailing, snorkeling, island hopping, and much more – but the more traditional hobbies – golf, tennis, yoga, fitness classes – are also on offer.

    The hotel has a state of the art fitness centre complete with personal trainers and daily classes as well as two infinity pools.

    Relaxation

    Spa Ethos has been designed with the ultimate sanctuary in mind. Once again, you name your treatment and you can expect to get it.

    Essentials

    Parking – no cars on the island. You either arrive by air or sea thus you’ll have to leave your car at your departure airport/sea port.

    Wifi – free throughout.

    Room service – 24/7.

    Children – no under 16 year olds, this is an adult playground.

    Pets – not allowed to our knowledge.

  • Qualia
    Hamilton Island
    Queensland 4803
    Australia

Updated: 8 September 2015